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Cyanide Poisoning Attributed to Firefighter Heart Attack Deaths

Firefighters deaths due to heart attacks may not be due to bad diets, but from exposure to unavoidable toxins encountered at nearly every fire scene – hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide, the toxic twins of smoke. After hundreds of smoke related injuries and deaths every year, the Cyanide Poisoning Treatment Coalition (CPTC) has taken aggressive steps toward educating and training firefighters and the medical community on recognizing the symptoms of cyanide poisoning and treatment therapies that will help save lives."If commercial flying had as many civilian fatalities as those relating to smoke and fire, there would be a public revolt," said Rob Schnepp, CPTC president and assistant chi...

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